Scaling a multi-user server application is very different from scaling typical web applications whereby users access information on their own, because live information must be replicated across distributed servers in real time and at low latency. OnSync’s origin-edge technology makes this possible without any perceptible difference for your users.
A single OnSync server can support up to 1000 concurrent users in a single room or across rooms. If your deployment scenario requires higher capacity and OnSync is deployed across multiple machines either in the same or in dispersed locations, on connection, your users will automatically be routed to a server with free capacity and/or optimal connectivity.
The edge server frees up valuable system and network resources by multiplexing connections from a large number of users into one single connection. Because every attempt to connect as well as the actual connections consume resources in addition to the actual stream data flow, bundling multiple connections into one link greatly increases the server’s ability to handle larger numbers of users. This process is completely transparent to clients.
In short, edge servers distribute the load of connection requests, conserving bandwidth and system resources for high-volume conferences.
Edge servers can be deployed at geographically dispersed locations and within different networks — allowing you to channel high bandwidth stream data past connection bottlenecks and replicating this data to clients once a more favourable network environment is reached.